Dick Buehler, the Utah State Forester and Director of the State Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands, has announced his retirement from the agency. He will step down on December 13. Buehler started his career in 1973 as a Boating Ranger and “Second Man” at East Canyon State Park. He moved over to FFSL the same year. His career there included law enforcement, wildfire investigation, deputy director and finally director and State Forester.
We are writing to first thank you for your continued leadership in promoting wood as a green building material. We ask that you renew your commitment to this effort by investing $1 million in your FY2015 budget for a partnership between WoodWorks and the US Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory to bring products to market especially in the nonresidential building sector.
The Council of Western State Foresters (CWSF) has announced that Kelsey Delaney, Projects Director, has accepted the position of CWSF Forest Policy Director. Kelsey has been an asset to the organization since joining in March 2013. Prior to joining the CWSF, Kelsey held several positions within the Society of American Foresters, most recently serving as the Association Director of Forest Policy.
Changing where you’re enjoying whiskey can enhance a person’s experience by up to 20%, an Oxford University study has found. Researcher Charles Spence ran multi-sensory tests using Singleton Single Malt Scotch Whiskey in a specially designed bar in London.
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The Mendenhall Glacier’s recession is unveiling the remains of ancient forests that have remained frozen beneath the ice for up 2,350 years. As the glacier advanced, it snapped off the tops of the trees in its path, said Cathy Connor, UAS Professor of Geology and Environment Science Program Coordinator. The stumps were buried—and protected—in gravel.
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